North Cedar News

One of the benefits of a small school district is that we can immerse ourselves in our community of learners. Get to know the movers and shakers in the North Cedar Community School District! Our News page is chock full of student and staff praise, helpful tips, and information about what’s new in the district.

FBLA Service Projects

FBLA members have been working on two service projects—Linus blankets for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital and heart patient pillows for the University of Iowa Hospital. FBLA members are students who participate in multiple activities and/or work. They do not have much time to devote to these projects, but they do their best. It had been a slow process until a few junior high students asked if they could help. They finished the Linus blankets and are currently in the process of making as many heart patient pillows as possible. There are several junior high students that have contributed but only one of them consistently—Rhyan Hoefler (pictured below). Others who have helped include senior Daphne Hoefler and junior high students Macy Helmold, Aubrie Pruess, and Haley Hansen.


Pottery Class

Article By: Jadan Fall

One class North Cedar offers that not every school does is pottery. Students get to choose what they want to create out of clay, fire it, then glaze it, and fire it again. When the project is done, students take it home, or, if the project is really good, Mrs. Thomsen, the art teacher, will ask if she can keep it to show to future pottery students. A lot of the pottery projects are on display in the glass cabinet in the main hallway.

Read Jadan's article in full here.

PBIS Celebration

Friday, February 10, 2017, Lowden Elementary had their PBIS celebration with some fun valentine stations. They had story time, recess, minute to win it games, crafts, cooking, made valentine cards for the nursing homes, and played dice games. The kids reached their goal earning enough tickets with showing good behavior that a celebration could be had.

PBIS Celebration Photos

Quail Eggs Observation

After watching the quail eggs go through the incubation process and hatching, Mr. Behrens brought in some boiled quail eggs for the kids to try. They enjoyed them, but the only hard part was peeling them.


Junior-Senior High Parent Teacher Conferences

Please plan to addend parent teacher conferences at the junior-senior high school. They are Tuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23. Teachers will be available in their classrooms from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, please see our parent teacher conference letter.

A Special Visit

We want to thank Sarah from Cedar County Conservation for visiting North Cedar Elementary, Mechanicsville. She came and planted several plants with Mrs. Weber and her first grade class. Check out these great learning moments!

More photos about Cedar County Conservation's visit

FBLA Thanks Mill Creek Cafe

The ham ball and tenderloin eat in or take out partnership was a great experience for those FBLA members that volunteered and helped Mill Creek. Mill Creek was super generous and gave the members a cut of the proceeds and all the tips for the night totaling $429. Members put this money into their individual membership competition accounts where they plan to use this April at the state leadership conference. Thank you, Mill Creek Cafe!


FBLA member, Breylee St. John, receiving order fulfillment instructions from owner, Jamie Wilhau.
Mr. North Cedar is Joined By Miss North Cedar

Article By: Seleena Jones

The seventh annual Mr. North Cedar contest had a new twist this year. Mr. North Cedar was joined by Miss North Cedar. This annual event sponsored by the After-Prom Committee is to raise money for after-prom activities and prizes. The contestants have three categories they participate in: formal wear, swim wear, and talent. Seniors Martha Jesuit, Morgan Sander, Byron Boleyn, and Logan Minar were the contestants. 

During the week of January 23, each contestant had their jars set out in the office where students could place donations in a contestant’s jar. On Friday, January 27 during the home basketball game, the contestants competed in three categories to win the coveted Mr. and Miss North Cedar contest. The contestants dressed for each category and were judged by three judges. Formal wear was first: Jesuit wore a stunning purple pant suit; Sander wore a gorgeous purple dress and was escorted by her niece, Layla Harkins; Boleyn wore a suit with a purple bow tie; and Minar wore a beautiful black and pink dress. Swim wear was next: Jesuit wore a floral sun dress; Sander wore a mermaid skirt and shell bra; Boleyn wore a crop top and swimming trunks and was escorted by his little sister, Journey; and Minar wore a swim outfit and did pushups. Talent was last: Jesuit played the piano and sang “Pretty Hurts” by Beyonce and finished with a song she wrote to ask Boleyn to prom; Sander juggled to her favorite song; Boleyn sang and played a ukulele; and Minar showed off his dunking skills. After judging and receiving donations, the winners were announced, and Morgan Sander and Byron Boleyn became Mr. and Miss North Cedar.

Moped Operator Course

The Iowa Department of Transportation requires a person at least 14 years of age that does not have a driver’s license to complete an approved moped operator course. The next course will be on Saturday, March 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kirkwood Cedar County Center in Tipton. The course is $39 and will cover safety, rules of the road, and laws governing mopeds. Call Kirkwood Cedar County Center to register at (563) 886.2950. Please bring a sack lunch. 

Junior High School Dance

We are having a junior high school dance on Friday, March 17 from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the theater. We will provide snacks, drinks, and accessories for sale at the dance. Admission is $3.00. We will also provide a shuttle.